The Michigan Radiation Oncology Quality Consortium (MROQC) is a clinical data registry founded under the partnership of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan/Blue Care Network and the University of Michigan in 2011. Since that time, MROQC has grown to a collaborative of 28 sites across the state of Michigan dedicated to improving the radiation treatment experience for patients. The MROQC Coordinating Center is part of the University of Michigan, funded by the BCBSM Value Partnerships initiative, and located in Ann Arbor*. For more information regarding MROQC, please see www.mroqc.org
The MROQC Coordinating Center is currently looking for a highly skilled individual who will serve as a Physics Quality Coordinator for the program.
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- Evaluating and auditing the performance of program physics participants via site meetings and ongoing communication. Communication will include informing the participants of program updates and other items of relevance to the programs.
- Assisting in the design, implementation, and maintenance of an existing (and/or proposed) Radiation Oncology quality improvement database(s). This includes establishing consistent data collection, procedures, and reporting for the designated programs. This will involve developing and pilot testing of data collection strategies and tools as well as providing education to the program participants.
- Monitoring use of the databases and recommending changes, if appropriate, based on user feedback.
- Participating in data analysis relating to radiation therapy such as technical details of the simulation and treatment planning, dose volume histograms, and treatment plans.
- Training new Physics Data Abstractors on MROQC data collection processes, project criteria and data abstraction expectations.
- Identifying issues preventing the program participants from functioning at high levels of performance and working with the participants to resolve these issues. The Physics Quality Coordinator must provide timely support to the needs and concerns of the program participants.
- Collaborating with the MROQC database administrator to perform basic data management such as assisting with the modifications/new builds of the data entry system in which participants submit data.
- Collaborating with physicists, dosimetrists, physician leads, statisticians, data analysts and other members of the team to drive projects forward to completion.
- Presenting on key aspects of the programs in public forums.
- Contributing to the preparation and coordination of collaborative-wide meetings.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum 2 years of data management & analysis
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software, including Excel and PowerPoint
- Willingness and demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and communicate technical information to others using clear, concise, and accessible language
- Excellent interpersonal skills, as demonstrated in oral, written and presentation formats
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects
- Statistical analysis software or programming languages such as SAS, Stata, or Python
- Database software applications
- Data abstraction for clinical research or quality improvement
- Treatment planning system software or DICOM image datasets
Background knowledge of:
- Radiation Oncology
- Physics or Nuclear Engineering
MROQC functions in a hybrid work model with on-site days in Ann Arbor, along with potential for statewide travel.
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